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Nannying: It's not just babysitting

When people see Cecile Laing ferry her young charges to school or swimming, many assume she's a babysitter. But there's a bit more to it.

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Tutoring for tots is growing in popularity

'School readiness' programs are increasing in popularity for preschool-age children where they learn everything from basic literacy and numeracy to how to hold a pencil.

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Meditation is helping kids in more ways than one

A growing number of parents are switching on to the idea of encouraging their children to switch off, with benefits found to include improved behaviour, attention, sleep patterns and performance in school.

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Why children should study philosophy

Children are natural philosophers. Ask anyone who has encountered a three-year old constantly asking the question “Why?” Yet how often do we encourage the questions children ask and really take the time to further develop the ensuing discussion?

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Australian preschools should be free

Free preschools for all children need to be offered in Australia if we are to compete economically with other developed countries, says leading international early childhood education expert.

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